“Dazzle camouflage, also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting, was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of a complex pattern of geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other.”
The RMS Mauretania also served as a troopship with dazzle paint
HMS Argus displaying a coat of dazzle camouflage in 1918
Painting of Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, by Edward Wadsworth, 1919
Razzle Dazzle enthusiast have a blog here. Prints of the original plans are being sold here. Definitely something to keep in mind the next time you’re sprucing up the home office or your son’s room.
October 14, 2010 at 8:39 am